Why I Take Obama's 'Common' Offenses Against Officers Personally

President Obama continues to use the White House as a platform to dishonor police officers.On May 11, Obama and First Lady Michele welcomed a rap poet who celebrates cop killers to the White House. Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr., known professionally as "Common," performed a few days before thousands of police officers arrived in Washington for "National Police Week," the annual memorial to honor fallen officers.Common's "A Song for Assata" is his ode to cop killer Joanne Deborah Chesimard, aka Assata Shakur, a former member of the Black Liberation Army, wanted by the FBI on several felony charges. On May 2, 1973, two New Jersey State Troopers stopped her car on the New Jersey Turnpike. Chesimard and her accomplice shot and killed Trooper Werner Foerster execution-style at point blank range, and wounded Trooper James Harper. Convicted in 1977, Chesimard escaped from prison in 1979 and was located in Cuba in 1984. Common named his daughter Omoye Assata Lynn.Abu...(Read Full Post)